An abortion compromise will keep alive a bill designating how the billions of dollars coming to Missouri from the national tobacco settlement will be spent. The compromise, voted on in the House, prohibits money devoted to life sciences research from being used for fetal tissue research. The bill sets aside 60 percent of the tobacco money for health care, which includes Governor Holden’s prescription drug plan for senior citizens. It also uses 20 percent for life scienses and ten percent each for early childhood and anti-smoking programs. The bill now moves to the Senate.
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